Whats ironic is that back then they jacked up the purchase price to encourage rentals and now they want to block rentals to encourage purchase.
There are people out there curing disease and moving industries. But this guy gets all the air time? I'm reminded of James Woods in the film True Crime, playing a hard nosed newspaper editor, uttering the sage words: "People want to read about sex organs and blood.". This is clearly a mantra that applies to science stories as well as any others. And we wonder why science is held in such low regard by many.
Science journalism, despite all it protestations, is not that beneficial to society or scientists. It's just regular journalism with a different topic and is better avoided by all serious people and scientists alike. Get thee to a blog.
Doesn't this mean that overall, fewer people are watching DVDs? This couldn't have to do with the quality of the content?
When people ask me why shouldn't they torrent movies, I say Netflix is cheap enough, convenient enough, and timely enough to be a reasonable substitution for torrenting. Now the studios think crippling rentals will increase sales? I'd say "what are they smoking?" but this is Hollywood, after all...
Oh, and I bet, your definition of "healthy" includes people who are fat, eat next to no species-appropriate food (and rather preparations of chemistry-like purity of sugars and engineered chemicals), take meds / smoke / drink coffee / etc as if it were candy and *need them*, etc.
Sorry, but any single one of those alone already makes you non-healthy.
Yeah, cut your nose off to spite your face. That's a good plan. It'll really show them who's boss!
My bet: you talk big, but you won't actually modify your behavior (iow: either you already don't buy movies, or you'll keep buying at the same rate).
No need for nose cutting. Torrenting is already efficient and easy enough that in reality most people who actually buy movies are just making a token gesture to play by the rules.
It's a simple issue: the industry has ZERO negotiating power with most consumers these days. Disney's "Vault" used to have some power. Stupid tactics like this USED to have some influence on people. These days though? Piss us off and we'll torrent what we want. They've did enough to damage their reputation already. For the people still content to be paying for stuff like these they shouldn't work too hard towards hindering the arrangement that is working.
Are all mites arachnids?
Anything even partially outside the error bars translates into at least a "solid thrashing."
When did Phoronix start using error bars? I've never seen a single one on any of their graphs, and it makes me really suspect of their conclusions on performance differences.
there was a hard drive clicking issue with current MBP's and 7200rpm drives, including freeze ups. people took them to Apple stores and were told it was a feature.
"The sixties were good to you, weren't they?" -- George Carlin